A 146 bp fragment of the tobacco Lhcb1*2 promoter confers very-low-fluence, low-fluence and high-irradiance responses of phytochrome to a minimal CaMV 35S promoter

A 146 bp fragment of the tobacco Lhcb1*2 promoter confers very-low-fluence, low-fluence and... The occurrence of very-low-fluence responses (VLFR), low-fluence responses (LFR) and high-irradiance responses (HIR) of phytochrome was investigated for the expression of the gene of β-glucuronidase (gusA) under the control of the tobacco Lhcb1*2 promoter, in etiolated transgenic tobacco seedlings. The activity of β-glucuronidase (GUS) showed biphasic responses to the calculated proportion of Pfr provided by light pulses. The first phase (i.e. the VLFR) showed a maximum for Pfr levels characteristic of far-red light. The second phase (i.e. the LFR) was observed at higher Pfr levels and was reversible by far-red light pulses. The strong effect of continuous far-red light (i.e. HIR) was fluence-rate-dependent and could not be replaced either by hourly pulses of the same spectral composition and total fluence or by very low fluences of red light. Deletion Lhcb1*2 promoter to -453 caused little loss of GUS activity. The -453 to -31, -270 to -31 and -176 to -31 fragments of the Lhcb1*2 promoter conferred proportionally normal VLFR, LFR and HIR to a truncated (-46 to +8) CaMV 35S minimal promoter. This is the first demonstration of the presence of three phytochrome action modes in the control of the transcriptional activity of a single gene. The cis-acting regulatory elements necessary for VLFR, LFR and HIR are present in a 146 bp fragment of the tobacco Lhcb1*2 promoter. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

A 146 bp fragment of the tobacco Lhcb1*2 promoter confers very-low-fluence, low-fluence and high-irradiance responses of phytochrome to a minimal CaMV 35S promoter

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Copyright © 1997 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
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0167-4412
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1573-5028
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10.1023/A:1005784407282
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Abstract

The occurrence of very-low-fluence responses (VLFR), low-fluence responses (LFR) and high-irradiance responses (HIR) of phytochrome was investigated for the expression of the gene of β-glucuronidase (gusA) under the control of the tobacco Lhcb1*2 promoter, in etiolated transgenic tobacco seedlings. The activity of β-glucuronidase (GUS) showed biphasic responses to the calculated proportion of Pfr provided by light pulses. The first phase (i.e. the VLFR) showed a maximum for Pfr levels characteristic of far-red light. The second phase (i.e. the LFR) was observed at higher Pfr levels and was reversible by far-red light pulses. The strong effect of continuous far-red light (i.e. HIR) was fluence-rate-dependent and could not be replaced either by hourly pulses of the same spectral composition and total fluence or by very low fluences of red light. Deletion Lhcb1*2 promoter to -453 caused little loss of GUS activity. The -453 to -31, -270 to -31 and -176 to -31 fragments of the Lhcb1*2 promoter conferred proportionally normal VLFR, LFR and HIR to a truncated (-46 to +8) CaMV 35S minimal promoter. This is the first demonstration of the presence of three phytochrome action modes in the control of the transcriptional activity of a single gene. The cis-acting regulatory elements necessary for VLFR, LFR and HIR are present in a 146 bp fragment of the tobacco Lhcb1*2 promoter.

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Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 29, 2004

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